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The perfect stocking gift! Why Does Santa Ride Around in a Sleigh? answers all those Christmas mysteries you always wanted to know! A cool Christmas-themed book for girls and boys that explains the reasons for and the stories behind our festive celebrations and traditions. Why does Father Christmas have three different names? Was there ever really a Good King Wenceslas? Why do we eat mince pies? These questions and many more are answered along with a fun make-and-do Christmas activity. Entertaining and informative, the book is illustrated throughout in black and white. Kay Woodward has written many bestselling books for Puffin, including Robot Wars: The Ultimate Guide, The Big Jungle Hunt, Hooray for Piglet and the My Secret World books. Kay lives in Hove, East Sussex.
Donald A. MacKenzie (1873-1936) was a Scottish journalist and prolific writer on religion, mythology and anthropology in the early 20th century. His works included Indian Myth and Legend (1913), Celtic Folklore and Myths of China and Japan (1923). He was born in Cromarty and began his career in Glasgow. Between 1903 and 1910 he owned and edited The North Star in Dingwall, and then moved to the People's Journal in Dundee. From 1916 he represented the Glasgow paper, The Bulletin, in Edinburgh. As well as writing books, articles and poems, he often gave lectures, and also broadcast talks on Celtic mythology. He was the friend of many specialist authorities in his areas of interest. He died in Edinburgh and was buried in Cromarty.
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